OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm f/1.4 PRO Lens

OM Digital Solutions, the company that swallowed up Olympus has launched its first lens, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm f/1.4 PRO.

This is a compact M4/3 prime lens with AF capabilities and a reasonably fast aperture.

Key features

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • 11 Elements in 10 Groups
  • 1 Super ED, 3 ED, 2 Super HR Elements
  • 2 Aspherical Elements
  • ZERO Zuiko Extra-Low Reflection Coating
  • Movie & Still Compatible AF System
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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The optical design of the lens consists of 11 elements in 10 groups and it has 9 aperture blades. Two aspherical elements are used in the optical design to help reduce spherical aberrations to obtain a high degree of sharpness, and these elements also help to reduce the overall size and weight of the lens.

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Speaking of size and weight, the 20mm F1.4 tips the scales at just 247g / 8.71 oz. It features a dust-proof, drip-proof, low-temperature resistance (-10 ° C) construction.

The lens utilizes a Movie & Still Compatible High-Speed Imager (MSC) autofocus system that is claimed t provide smooth, quiet, and fast performance. OM Digital Solutions states that the lens is suitable for both still and video capture.

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The lens has a minimum close focus ability of 25cm / 9.84″.

Price & Availability

The 20mm F1.4 is now available to pre-order for $799 USD. It is expected to start shipping on November 30th.

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